With the London Olympics almost upon us the play All The Rage is being put on by Tamarama Rock Surfers theatre company to celebrate.
The dark comedy is the brainchild of John AD Fraser, best known for Rock Paper Scissors and The Great Roadhouse.
The production, directed by Leland Kean, officially opened at the Old Fitzroy Theatre in Woolloomooloo on June 20.
It runs until July 14, with a cast including Laurence Coy, Xavier Coy, Duncan Fellows and Scarlet McGlynn.
The play tells the story of former IRA commander Skin-the Goat, who is keen to reassert his power and gain some respect by pulling off one last sting at the London Olympics.
He talks the young Viet Cong obsessed Boyler into action and also manages to rope traitorous bomber, The Baker, into getting involved.
However there is one catch, Skin-the Goat is actually plotting to step in as the ultimate saviour in order to impress the ambitious journalist Nina.
Director Leland Kean believes the play is a must see for Irish comedy fans in Sydney.
“It’s always a bit nerve-racking to send out a new work, but it’s been getting lots of laugh, which is good,” he explained.
“It’s Irish theatre, written by a Scotsman and directed by an Australian and starring Aussies.
“Essentially it’s an Irish yarn though. It’s about three boys who are loosely associated with the Republican movement.
“One decides to pull off one last stint after the Good Friday agreement but it doesn’t all go quite to plan.
“I hope the next morning a few computer screens are sprayed with coffee shots out of noses when people remember what they have seen the night before,” he added.
Mr Kean was also involved in the recent Bloomsday celebrations in Bondi and says they hope to make next year’s festivities even bigger and better.
“It was a wonderful day. It was a pretty rough day in terms of the weather but we had a great turn out.
“We had a couple of hundred people through the doors on the day.
“The Irish turned out in force and plenty of Guinness was drunk,” he laughed.
For more on All The Rage see http://www.rocksurfers.org